[Standards] UPDATED: XEP-0199 (XMPP Ping)
mridul at sun.com
Tue May 8 20:16:30 UTC 2007
Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
>> Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
>>> XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
>>>> Version 0.3 of XEP-0199 (XMPP Ping) has been released.
>>> IIRC, the bis spec was modified to allow for entities to send presence
>>> probes : it used to be only server who could do that.
>>> With xmpp ping xep, can we remove that requirement and go back to
>>> 3920/3921 behavior ?
> Presence probe is used to get the presence of someone in your roster.
> Ping is used to check connectivity between you and some other entity on
> the network (not necessarily something in your roster and it can be used
> between any two entities). So they serve different purposes.
probe as used by servers satisfies the requirement you mention.
But the addition to bis spec  refers to other entities using probe
for checking for connectivity.
This is the usecase I am refering to - and maybe can be removed from bis
spec in favor of ping ?
Both are essentially checking for connectivity.
>> I think it was always allowed, but it was not recommended.
> Correct. And it's still not recommended.
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